Friday, November 13, 2009

Cupcake display

These are some pictures that a photographer (Jacques Naude) took for the Mercury newspaper.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Edible cupcake ring!

Yay so I finally finished my ring!

Full colour

When polishing up all my jewellery for my exhibition next week tuesday I realised that I had never posted any pictures of this cupcake pendant. It was the first piece that I did with full colour and I was happy with the outcome!

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Almost there...

Its taken a while but I have finally started making my new edible cupcake ring! I have only started with the base so far because I just needed to see if the cupcake was going to fit, and it does. Its a little tight but I'm sure it will be ok!

The only problem is that the cupcake holders that I got seem to flare outwards and my base for it to sit in does not. The little cupcake holder that I made for my last edible ring (below) went straight up and did not flare so I think I need to see if I can find more of those, or otherwise next time I will have to make sure that my base is slightly flared.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Margaux Lange

I am not too sure why I am only writing about Margaux Lange now because I have been following for blog for over a year now. I love seeing what she is up to and making next.

She works in silver resin and barbie doll parts. She's always using different parts of the barbie from the eyes, ears, hands, feet to the whole face, legs and arms. I love the playfulness of her subject matter!

Thursday, October 15, 2009

baking biscuits

I attempted making my own cupcake cookie cutter. I rushed it a little so it didn't turn out too well but I now know what exactly to do! By looking at the cookie cutter, you cant really see that it is even a cupcake but once the icing is on it becomes visible. I like the idea of taking a very simple shape and then adding detail with the icing! This was my first time doing this so hopefully next time they will all turn out allot better!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Cookie cutting

Wow I just decided to look up cookie cutters on the net and have just found so many interesting things so I'm starting to feel very excited!

I want to start making my own cookie cutter shapes and learn how to ice them beautifully. I want to keep the shapes quite simple but add lots of detail to them with the icing.

Cant wait to start baking!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Resin problems....again!

Just thought id follow up with my resin baking.....
I tried pouring resin into these cute little baking trays that I found but they didn't quite work out as planed! The resin just stuck to the trays and I couldn't get them out! I even tried using a release agent before inserting the resin but that didn't seem to help either.
I am not too bothered though as I am busy piercing out some silver elements for my new platters that I am making for my little cupcakes to sit on and its going well.
Will post pictures soon!

Wednesday, October 7, 2009


I found these cute little flower cookie cutters the other day so I thought id give baking a try in them. I put foil underneath and up the sides of them to keep the mixture of leaking and it actually worked! I found that the smallest of the cookie cutters didn't work too well as when I try get them out of the mould, they just look like blobs!

I want to now try make my own shapes that I could use because its quite hard to find exactly what I want in the right size. I also prefer the look of the cake when it is still in the cookie cutter so I want to try maybe making them out of silver and then actually leave them in there for my edible jewellery range for my final exhibition! I will basically have to make my finished piece of jewellery and then bake the cake in it last! Not too sure how it will work but I'm excited to give it a try!

Friday, October 2, 2009

Baking with resin

Ok so the baking in the kiln went really well yesterday but today I have decided to bake with resin! I found this really cute little mould that reminds me alot of jelly so I have decided to try set a clear resin with 100's & 1000's in them. The 100's & 1000's seem to sink to the bottom so I'm not too sure how they will come out but I guess il just have to wait and see!

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Kiln baking

I really liked the idea of the edible cupcake ring that I made for Redeye last week and I definately want to make more of them.

One problem that I have is that I've got a very tiny oven at home that is not ideal for baking in, so whenever I do need to bake it becomes a bit of a mission. I decided to try give the kiln at my tech a try as I found out that it can be set to an exact temperature. I went in early this morning, set it to 180 degrees and started baking! I was very happy when it all worked out fine so now I will be able to bake more delicious things and soon have a much bigger range of edible jewellery!

I made the cupcakes very plain because I was just testing to see that it all worked but I have recently brought quite a lot of new exciting baking tools so I cant wait to get started!

Monday, September 28, 2009


Here are some pictures of one of the models wearing my jewellery at Redeye. I battled to get any good shots of her wearing the ring but managed to get a few of the earrings. It was a great evening. All the models looked amazing and did a great job showing off the jewellery!

Edible jewellery!!

This is a ring that I made for Redeye. Redeye is an event that includes art, fashion, music, dance and performance.

I made a pair of cupcake earrings as well as this edible cupcake ring. Although it was quite rushed, I was quite excited at the way it turned out and I would definately like to make another one for my final year exhibition.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Mikala Mortensen

I found another jeweller who kind of fits into the interactive, playful jewellery category. Just like me, Mikala Mortensen is working with the puzzle piece and has created 2 rings that fit into one another.

I am not too sure what it is but I am so drawn to jewellery that one put together and take apart so its great to find other people who are also doing it.

I was trying see what makes her piece somehow seem more 'mature' than my puzzles (bottom of page) and I think it that maybe its because she has kept hers very simple and clean. I'm not too sure.....or maybe it could be that she has not used any colour? That 'mature' quality is still something that I have to work on to achieve in my jewellery.

Mette Klarskov Larsen

I know that I haven't posted much on my own work lately but I have been busy researching other jewellers that I feel relate in some way or another to my own own. I have spent many hours on the internet and in the library but I think it has been worth while because I have found lots of interesting jewellers out there which I will be posting up during the next week or so.

I am gona start off with Mette Klarskov Larsen even though the way she talks about and sees her work is quite different to the way in which I am looking at it.

I am trying to look at the different ways in which a piece of jewellery can be considered playful and one of these include the jewellery being interactive. These rings to me would fall under that category. By interactive jewellery I mean jewellery that one can actually 'play' with. The heart is only formed once the 2 rings are put together and this is something similar to what I was doing with my half heart and star earrings at the bottom.

Monday, September 7, 2009

Lindsey Mann

"I hope my jewellery will delight the wearer and make people smile."

Wow id definitely have to say that Lindsey Mann is one of my favourite jewellery designers at the moment!

I really enjoy the toy-like quality that her jewellery has, where she almost always has little sections that can actually move. This allows the wearer to be able to 'play' with the piece of jewellery itself.

She works in anodised aluminum which she prints herself along with precious metals and found objects. The aluminum allows her to get the bright colours, along with the found objects that she uses.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Etsy Shop!!!!!

Yay I am very excited that I have just created my own Etsy shop. It only has 2 items of jewellery up on it so far but I will be adding some more up soon so please go and have a look!

Friday, August 7, 2009

Cora Sheibani

I have been looking for a jeweller who makes playful jewellery but in a more 'mature' way so I was very excited when I came across jeweller Cora Sheibani. She works with such a fun and playful subject matter, such as cupcakes, jelly's and puddings but somehow her work still has that 'mature' edge to it which is something that I have been wanting to do with my own jewllery but just wasn't too sure where to start. Its great to see that it can be done so hopefully I will soon also have some 'mature' playful jewellery!

Monday, August 3, 2009

Mini Catalogue

I have been busy making a catalogue where I made mini collages of my jewellery so I just thought i'd share some of the pages that I used!